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Part Time Registered Nurse (16 Hours)- Assertive Community Treatment (Act) Team

Company: Open Sky Community Services
Location: Leominster
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Salary: USD $37.00/Hr.Description and Responsibilities:The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team is a multidisciplinary team that provides an alternative to traditional outpatient treatment to any person who needs it within the community. The ACT team provides 24/7 care and continuity of care (open-ended, lifelong) by mimicking hospital-level wraparound support to help individuals maintain in the community rather than bouncing back and forth from the hospital. We bring the support to our individuals by meeting individuals where they're at, in settings and spaces where they feel safe and comfortable. Our unique contract with the Columbia Center for Practice Innovations provides the ACT program robust, job-specific training to each ACT team member.The ACT Registered Nurse is a member of a multidisciplinary team and aims to understand, embrace, and operate within the ACT model. The registered nurse is responsible for conducting psychiatric assessments, assessing physical health needs, making appropriate referrals to community physicians, providing management and administration of medication in conjunction with the psychiatrist, providing a range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services, and sharing shift-management responsibility with other staff. The registered nurse collaborates with the team, the individuals enrolled in services, and their collaterals to develop and revise comprehensive assessments and individualized treatment plans. They will exhibit Open Sky's commitment to racial equity, justice, diversity, and inclusion in the work they perform.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:In collaboration with the psychiatrist, develop, revise, maintain, and supervise team psychopharmacologic and medical treatment and medication policies and procedures including transcribing, administering, evaluating, and recording psychotropic medications prescribed by the team psychiatristEvaluate and document psychotropic medication effectiveness, complications, and side effectsProvide case management and care coordination support including making referrals and building and maintaining relationships with health services providers in the community (e.G., community health centers, detox facilities, inpatient psychiatric and medical units, etc.)Provide clinical and non-clinical support in the form of psychoeducation to individuals and families, educational and vocational supportive counseling, assisting with ADLs, supporting individuals to maintain safe and stable housing, teaching life skills, and symptom managementParticipate in the on-call rotationQualifications:Licensed registered nurse (RN) in the state of MassachusettsMinimum of 1 year working with adults with serious and persistent mental illness and substance use disorders.Experience with local resources, navigating health, behavioral health, and/or substance abuse treatment systems.Excellent communication skills, documentation, time management, and organizational skills.Valid driver's license and reliable transportation.Proficiency with Windows computer environments, including office software such as Word and Outlook.About Us:At Open Sky Community Services, we open our doors, hearts, and minds to the belief that every individual, regardless of perceived limitations, deserves the chance to live a productive and fulfilling life.Open Sky is on an anti-racist journey, committed to learning, living, and breathing inclusion, opportunity, diversity, racial equity and justice for ALL.At Open Sky, you'll join over 1,100 compassionate and highly trained professionals who put innovative, evidence-based practices to work in ways that positively impact our communities across Central Massachusetts and beyond.As a trauma-informed organization, Open Sky strives for transparency and sensitivity to the experiences of those we interact with. Self-care is encouraged, and we are committed to providing a positive work culture that is focused on continuous learning and the value of diverse perspectives.Open Sky is proud to be an industry leader in pay and benefits. Open the Door to Possibility, and begin your career with Open Sky today!Benefits of Working for Open Sky Include:Excellent Supervision (Individual and Group), Professional Development, and Training OpportunitiesGenerous paid time off plan - you start with 29 days (almost 6 weeks!) in your first year, including 12 paid holidays. Increases to 32 days in your 2nd year, and the current maximum is 43 days (OVER 8 WEEKS!)Mileage ReimbursementWe pay for your higher education! Ask about our Tuition Reimbursement Program, and reimbursement for a variety of Human Services certificationsMedical, Dental and Vision Insurance with Prescription Plan403b Retirement Plan with Employer MatchLife Insurance (100% Employer-Paid)Eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness ProgramAnd more!Open Sky celebrates diversity and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or disabled Veteran status.JUL22PACTIND123

Keywords: Open Sky Community Services, Leominster , Part Time Registered Nurse (16 Hours)- Assertive Community Treatment (Act) Team, Healthcare , Leominster, Massachusetts

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